Re: Problem of template priority
I have a complex XSLT stylesheet, which does import some other ones in order to refine/delegate some of the work depending on the type of data it finds.
Well, importance trumps priority. The lowest priority template in the importing stylesheet is more important than the highest priority template in the imported stylesheet. So if I understand you above, that's what you get in XSLT.
However, no matter what I do with the priority attribute, my processor seems to always select the template from the imported stylesheet.
That surprises me.
Having said that, I tried to create a simple example (below), and there I get just the opposite effect: I can never get the imported template to apply instead of the generic one, even though it is more selective
Which is exactly what I would expect: the importing stylesheet is adding the <helloworld> and the <xsl:next-match/> is then reapplying the last-matched node as if the last matched template didn't exist ... and so the <specialone> is being added under <helloworld>.
The relative priorities are irrelevant. The importance trumps any use of priority.
Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
I'm lost as to what you were wanting to do "right". You say:
there is a case where I want to force the most generic template to be applied, after which it can call the others
Isn't that what you are doing above? The template in the importing stylesheet is being applied and during that it "calls" the template in the imported stylesheet.
What result *exactly* did you want for the source document above?
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